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6th of June, at Moulsey Hurst, under, exercised his pugilistic tabefore a numerous assemblage of lent with much adroitness. He amateurs. The great match was hit him in a rally to all parts of between Scroggins, the sailor, who tbe ring. Nosworthy was returnhad distinguished himself on able with much courage, but he different element, and Noswortby, was here beaten, and never rethe baker, who was thought terri- covered bimself.--Four to 1 on ble from his' having won with Scroggins. Dutch Sam, about which event so 5. In this round Scroggins, avail. much dispute bas existed. It was ing bimself of the weakness of his a sporting fight, at even betting, adversary, not only ont-fought but Scroggins bad the turn.-Bel- him, but he sbewed himself most cher and Gibbons seconded Scrog- decidedly the best fighter, and gins, and Cribh'and Clark officiated Nosworthy only stood to receive for Nosworthy.

the hits of his adversary, wbo Round 1. Scientific sparring at broke away, bit in, aud did as he judging distance. Scroggins made liked. play and planted a bit, wbicb was It would be uninteresting to returned short. A smart rally fol- pursue this figbt further in detail. lowed, when some hitting took Nosworthy was knocked down at place, and botb went down, Nos- the setting to in the sixth round. worthy under, who produced first in the seventh he made his last, blood from the nose and mouth.- but unsuccessful effort, although Five and 6 to 4 on Scroggins. he planted a good right-handed hit

2. One of the best fought rounds upon his opponent's eye-lid. In since that betwixt Dogherty and the eighth round, Nosworthy was Silverthorn, on Coombe Warren. again knocked down, and be had Nosworthy planted a hit, and a no chance after but at the head tremendous rally tollowed, whicb stop. He was unable to come to shewed to the spectators wbich time after the 15th round, and his was the best in-fighter. Both men head was never out of chancery frequently hit each other away, from the first round. The battle and returned with real native cou- lasted eighteen minutes. rage to offensive operations.Scroggins proved bimself the best Notwithstanding the victory in-fighter and the best punisher, Nosworthy gained over Dutch and he hit Nosworthy down at Sam, he was always considered by last, deriding blood and the down. the best judges of fighting as a

3. This was as obstinately a con- second rater of ordinary talent, and tested round as the last. Both in this combat he shewed it to the men were on their mettle, but the ring. He is a thorough game man, hitting of Scroggins was terrific. but he is a stranger to every other À most courageous rally again took requisite necessary to a boxer. He place, and Nosworthy received a is a delicate bitter, although a dreadful right-handed bit under good sparrer, and has a very unthe ear, from wbicb blood flowed bappy knack of throwing away his copiously inwardly, and he was blows to the advantage of a man again knocked down.--Two to i like Scroggins, who can break and on Scroggins.

receive him. Scroggins is decided4. Scroggins having got his man ly the best man of his weight of



the day, and reminds the amateur throats bad been cut, as they someof the exploits of Hooper, the ce- times trod upon their toes, and lebrated tinman, at in-fighting, always ran away with the applause and at other times in springing of the audience), a thing which is bits, like the renowned Johnson. as false as malicious--that a horse He is one of those sturdy fellows was beaten“ by a rascally barba. who will not be denied; and in rian, until be laid stretched upon some instances, where he could not the stage groaning, convulsed, bis get at his man, be covered his head legs extended, and eyes turned up with his left hand, went in, and as in the agonies of death." got to his forte. He is a tremen- I beg to inform your readers, as dous bitter, and can beat any eleven an eye-witness of every thing that stone man in the world.

concerned those borses at the peA second and most courageous ried he refers to, that no such cruelbattle was fonght between Tom ty ever took place.--The horse Johnson, of Paddington, and alluded to, would not, perhaps, lay Rowe, a smith, a pupil of Oliver's. down well before the public, which The former won in half an hour, was the last thing they (the horses) after much good and determined did before the curtain dropped, fighting. Rowe received a bit at (and not an bour previous, as your ibe close of the battle under the correspondent states), and was bit lower left rib, which sent bim to with a band wbip some few times sleep. Joe Ward and Jones se- about the fore legs and laid down, conded the winner, and Oliver and but not “ kickerl" or heat about Painter the loser.

the “ head," as that would prevent the purpose of laying down com

pletely, nor “convalsed as in the ON THE EXHIBITION OF THE agonies of death.” HIGH-METTLED RACER.

I would advise Vox HUMANI

Tatis to give himself the trouble To the Editor of the Sporting Ma- of visiting this invaluable stud of gazine.

borses by day, and see if he thinks SIR,

horses so fat and sleek as they are, IN your last, you gave an article ever met with the treatment he has

entitled, On the Exhibition of described.-Your's, the High-Mettled Racer,” wherein

VERITAS. your correspondent Vox HUMANITATIS, has declaimed against the introduction of animals on the REMARKS ON Z. B.'s OBSERVAstage, and gone into a long de- TIONS ON COURSING, IN No. scription of wbat he calls the

272, P. " Rigour, severity, and cruelty, which must, from absolute neces- To the Editor of the Sporting Masity, be used in training horses for

gazine. stage tricks.”

SIR, He has there stated, quoting the TRAHIT sua quemque voluptas, anthority of “three performers,” is an adage almost worn thread(who, by the bye, I should inform bare by repetition, but nevertheless you were all envious of the horses, it does not seem unnecessary to and would bave been glad if their remind your correspondent Z. B.



of your

of it, who appears to have nearly cline as a country advances in forgotten its force in his observa civilization. tions on coursing at p: 70,

Concurring with your corresponlast number. Perhaps Z. B. is not dent in his opinion of the gamea greater admirer of the spirited, laws, I am, Sir, a reader of the though short, pleasures of this Sporting Magazine, M. G. sport than myself; but we differ June 10, 1815. widely in our sentimeuts regarding the fox-chase. The ardour with which he speaks of his favourite DILLY v. PARSONS. diversion delighted me, so long as

AN ACTION FOR DEFAMATION. he was content to speak of it only in preference to others; but hown, THE following letter, has apmy mind was goaded where he so

peared in the Hampshire Chrofar loses sight of candour and mo

nicle on the subject of the late deration, as to stigmatise bunting trial (Dilly v. Parsons) an account as a barbarism. Had it been so

of wbich appeared in our last spoken of by an enemy of field- Number, p. 92; as the correctness sports altogether, I should not bave of that account is materially imfelt it so acutely; but that a sports- peached, impartiality requires us to man should thus revile bis bre- give the letter insertion. thren, who are attached to a manly and enlivening pursuit, most of « To the Editor of the Hampshire your reaclers, I imagine, will con

Chronicle. sider extraordinary and ungenerous. If the hunter may be justly reproached with barbarism, the lover

PARSONS, ESQ. of coursing cannot escape on that

“ Winchester, June 16, 1815. score; If there is fault on one side,

Sir— The Sporting Magazine, there is fault on the other

as well as several newspapers, hay• Intra Trojanos muros peceatur, et

ing given a very erroneous account extra.

of this trial in general, but more What Z. B. insinuates of hunt- especially of the conduct of Mr. ing, as frequently giving rise to Radclyfte, a principal witness for complaints of trampled wheat and the plaintiff, who is accused of inbroken hedges, is its greatest, per- cautiously and unwisely commuhaps its only evil; and I must own, nicating a private conversation, I 100, that these trespasses and da- feel myself called on in justification mages often have their origin more

of that gentleman, to request you iu wantonness than in the necessary

will cause the following statement hurry of the chase. But the sport to be inserted in your next Jouris not therefore in se barbaroirs. nal, whereby you will oblige, Sir, Is hawking barbarons ? Surely not. your very obedient servant, It has not declined in this country

ANTHONY TODD, because we are more enlightened,

Attorney for the Plaintiff. hul on account of frequent inclo- • The plaintiff Dilly, not Tilley, sures, since it can only be enjoyed is a trainer of horses, residing at on large open plains. Bull-bait. Littleton, and the defendant, who ing, on the contrary, is in se bar- resides at Somborne, was bred to Larous, and therefore must de- the bar, but now lives independent,



zine ;


: and is not of a similar profession he acted either incautious or un

with the plaintiff, as falsely stated. wise, neither was the conversation The action was brought to recover

considered or meant to be private; a compensation in damages for on the contrary the defendant was slauder, under the circumstances cautioned that the plaintiff must be as related in the Sporting Maga- made acquainted with it, to which

but so far from the accusa- be not only assenteil, but promised tion marle by the defendant being to meet Mr. Radclyffe anel the private, he had before written to plaintiff at Stockbridge, to talk the Mr. Radclyffe to say he bad a most matter over, though he did not iniquitous and infamous transac.- keep his word. Tbis, Sir, is a cortion to communicate of the plain- rect statement, and under it the tiff, and that he would wait on Mr. plaintiff recovered a verdict of 501. Radclytle, with a friend or two, damages and costs of suit.” for that purpose; and defendant soon after, accompanied by two gentlemen of the names of Andrews PEDIGREE AND PERFORMANCES and Whitaker (the latter his brother-in-law), went to Mr. Rad

PERICLES. clyffe's, and in the presence of these gentlemen, teld Mr. Radclyffe that [In our last Number, when speaking of Dilly had paid only 400 guineas the late race between Don Cossack and for a horse called Speculator, which

Pericles, an incorrect observation es다. Dilly had before bought of Mr.

caped us, of Pericles never having been

beaten, from which we have been inHart for Mr. Radclyffe, for 600 duced to give bis Pedigree and Perguineas, and had kept the other

formances.] 200 guineas himself; and on Mr. Radclyffe producing a receipt writ- PERICLES, a fine brown horse, ten by Hart for 600 guineas, the foaled in 1809, was bred by

price of the horse, the defendant Charles Tibbitts, Esq. of Barton i positively asserted with an oath, Seagrave, Nortbamptonshire, and i that it was not Hart's writing, and got by Evander; his dam by Precii notwithstanding Mr. Radclyfte, as pitate ; grandam, Firetail (Sister

well as Mr. Andrews, cautioned to Ospray), by Highflyer, Snap, bim of the very serious charge he Lord Orford's Barb, out of a daughwas making against the plaintiff, ter of Mr. Bartlett's Childers. and of which he, Mr. Radclyffe, At Stamford, in June, 1812, Peconsidered it his duty to inform RICLES (the first time he started), Dilly and inquire into the truth of was beat, at three beats, by Mr. it, the defendant still persisted in Prince's All-fours; beating Dehis assertion, that Dilly, the plain- fiance for the first beat:-4 others tiff, had given only 400 guineas for also started. At Peterborough, the horse, for which he had charged Pericles won 501. beating Florist, Mr. Radclyffe 600 guineas, and hy Waxy, who was drawn after the that the receipt was not of Hart's first heat. At Northampton, he hand-writing. Thus imputing to walked over for a Sweepstakes of the plaint# fraud and forgery. 20gs. each (five subscribers) :The above conversation was re- And won a sweepstakes of 10gs. ported to the plaintiff by Mr. Rad- each (six subscribers), beating the clyffe, but I deny that in doing so, Duke of Rutland's Thalestris.-On



the same day, he was beat by De- old; Democles, 3 yrs old; Ridi. fiance for the 70gs. Plate.

cule, 3 yrs old; Handel, 4 yrs At Newmarket Craven Meeting, old; Spotless, 4 yrs old; Onyx, 3 1813, Pericles, 8st. glb, was beat yrs old;. Cato, 4 yrs old ; and for a Handicap Stakes of 25gs. Skipjack, 2 yrs old :-The judge each, for three-year-olds, T. Y. C. placed but two.--Three to i agst by Pranks, 7st. lllb.; beating Pericles, 3 to 1 agst Skipjack, 4 to Scout and Lazyboots, 7st. 12lb. 1 agst Cato, and 5 to 1 agst Lo. each, lo the Second Spring Meet- dona. In the First Spring-Meeting, he paid forfeit to July, by ing, Pericles, 8st. beat Slender

At Stamford, he won the Billy, 5 yrs old, &st. 71b. A. F. Gold Cup, beating Wisdom, Folly, 200gs.--Even betting. In the Seand Gaywood : The next day, he cond Spring Meeting, at 8$t. 12lb. won a Sweepstakes of 10gs. each he heat Don Cossack, 4 yrs old, (six subscribers), beating Brother, 8st. Ab. M. 200gs.-Eleven to 8 Discount, Nettleham-Lass, Gaya on Pericles. In the First October woud, and Ralpbo. At Canter Meeting, he received forfeit from bury, he won a Sweepstakes of Woful, 8st, 41b, each, A.F. 300gs. 10gs. each (eleven subscribers), two b. ft. In the Second October miles, beating Expectation, 8st.4lb. Meeting, Pericles, 8st. 10lb. won each :—The next day, he won the the Garden Stakes of 100gs. each King's Purse of 100gs. four miles, (eight subscribers), T.M. N. beatbeating Expectation and Mount- ing Don Cossack, 4 yrs old, 8st.31b. Pleasant, '10st. 4lb. each:-Expec- and Scapewell, 4 yrs old, 7st. glb. tation and Mount-Pleasant won a -Six to 4 on Pericles... In the 501. Purse each the day following. Houghton Meeting, at 8st. 121b. At Northampton, Pericles was beat he beat Offa's Dyke, aged, 8st.5ib. by Defiance, &c. for the Gold Cup. and Asmodeus, aged, 8st.–Eleven

At Newmarket Craven Meeting, to 8 on Pericles. In the same (Monday), 1814, Pericles, 8st. 3lb. Meeting, at 8st. 71b. he received beat Anthonio, aged, 8st. lilb. forfeit from Teasdale, aged, 8st.21b. T. Y. C. 100gs. --Seven to 4 on A. F. 300gs. 200gs. ft. Pericles. He also (carrying At Newmarket Craven Meeting, &st. 21b.) won the first Class of the 1815, Pericles, 8st. 7lb. beat Mr. Oatlands Stakes of 50gs. each, Stonebewer's Hamlet, 6 yrs old, h. ft. (ten subscribers), D. I. beat, 8st. Alb. T. M. M.300gs.--Five to ing Pointers, 4 yrs old, 8st. 7lb. ; 2 on Pericles. On Tuesday, in the Octavius, 4 yrs old, 8st. -7lb. ; First Spring Meeting, at est. 3lb. Topsy-Turvy, aged, 8st. 6lb.; De he won 50l. for horses, &c. the last fiance, 4 yrs old, 8st. 8lb.; Punic, three miles of B. C. beating Merry3 yrs old, 7st. Tilb. a and Erictho, field, 6 yrs old, 8st. 71b.-Five to 3 yrs old, 6st..716.-The judge 1 on Pericles, On Thursday, at placed only two.—Three to i agst 8st. 7&lb, he received forfeit from Defiance, 4 to 1 agst Octavius, 9 Slender Billy, &st. 416. T. M. M. to 2 agst Pericles, 9 to 2 agst Top- 200gs. b. ft. In the Second Spring sy-Turvy, and 8 to 1 agst Pointers. Meeting, at 8st. glb. he started for On Wednesday, he won 501. for the Jockey Club Purse of 60gs. two-year olds, 7st. three, 8st. 71b, B. C. against Don Cossack, 5 yrs and four, gst. T. Y. C. beating old, 8st. 3lb.; Olive, 4 yrs old, Fun, 3 yrs. old;. Lodoua, 3 yrs 7st. 2/b., and Brother to Quizzer,

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